Monday and Tuesday night brought many graduation celebrations to Brevig Mission School.
First was the seniors chance to shine as the accepted their diplomas. There were nine graduates in all, a new record perhaps.
Congratulations to each of you and we wish you all the best in the future!
Then Tuesday night the little Head Start cuties took the stage to receiver their diplomas as they have now graduated from the little school to the big school.
The principal at Brevig Mission School, Robin Gray, has been with us for six years now. Next fall she will be moving on to her next job in education working as a director of special education in another part of the state.
Because of her years of service and the positive impact she has had on the school and students, we wanted to say, “thanks” with a surprise party.
‘Twas the night before Christmas
( 9 nights before actually)
when all through the school,
All the creature was stirring, and ready to sing.
The stockings (classroom door decorations) were hung around the gym with care.
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;
( he looked a little like Steven)
The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads;
“Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night.”
black paper + marbles + white paint = artsy spider webs
The elementary school classes got together in the commons just before Halloween to make this awesome craft project.
About a month ago, Brevig Misson school was fortunate to have a special guest artist come all the way from New York to teach us the art of silk screening. Our professor/ teacher was Jody Isaacson. She was awesome (!) to say the least and a great lady to have around the school for a while. Though she did work with the teachers and staff, most of her time was spent teaching high school and middle school students how to create, design and print their own t-shirts. I was very impressed with how the students’ work turned out and they were pretty proud of their creations as well.
Silk screened items are all around us, but it’s mostly found on the t-shirts we wear. I think it was a good opportunity for the young people to see the process it takes to print t-shirts and to realize it is something they can do as well. The t-shirts pictured above were made as a collaborative effort with Jody, some teacher and some students and were printed on a t-shirt for every kid in the school. Every kid’s name is featured on the back of the t-shirt. At an assembly, Jody was given a poster with photos of her time in Brevig Mission as a thank you from the students. After, students were able to take a t-shirt home with them.
Jody went above and beyond the call of duty during her time in Brevig Mission. She was an amazing person who inspired and encouraged many during her short week.
Thank you, thank you Jody for all you taught us.
Last Monday night, students, parents, families and teachers gathered to kick off this year’s read and respond homework. We met in the commons at 4:30 to hear about the read and respond expectations then went to the students’ SFA classes to read together.
Students are expected to read for 20 minutes each night, then write a few sentences about what they read about. The next day they turn in their work to their SFA teacher.
Parents play a very important role in helping students remember to do their reading, encourage them and support their work.
After the students’ first read and respond was completed and turned in to their teacher, they came back to the commons for some dinner to celebrate. Spaghetti and homework . . . a beautiful combination!
Today was the first day of school for the 2010/2011 school year. We started with an opening assembly.
Then, as Ms. Robin likes to sing . . .
We were “all in our places with bright shining faces.” =)
A great big “WAHOOOO” goes out to these kids who were
awarded attendance certificates at the end of the year assembly.
May 7th was a special day for the Early Childhood students who will be moving to kindergarten next fall.
They got to spend an entire day at the “Big School”.
We sang, we painted.
We celebrated a birthday.
And got backpack gifts filled with fun learning activities.
We look forward to having you in August.